Cautionary Tales for Children of the Digital Age

Cautionary Tales for Children of the Digital Age

by Jack Parcell

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Cautionary Tales for Children of the Digital Age by Jack Parcell

10 short poem stories which serve as cautionary tales for children. Do your children spend too much time with screens? Well perhaps this sample story will intrigue you. You only have to spend $1 to get the rest. They tend to be a little dark, but if this is something up your alley, enjoy reading.

Sample Story:

Jack and his screens

Jack loves all screens in twos and threes.
Jack plays video games and watches shows about trees.
Jack has screens throughout his entire home,
He loves to watch them with others or alone.

Jack doesn’t do much besides sit at his screens.
Jack would never even consider reading magazines.
He plays a computer game with his friend.
Jack doesn’t think his fun should ever end.

He doesn’t do anything but look at screens you see.
While this can be fun, for you or me,
Jack does nothing else, sometimes not even pee.

He sits at his screens and he stares at them hard.
He never picks up a book, or rakes the yard.
The mind has to develop in young children we know,
So what becomes of Jack, with his screens all aglow?

Well Jack still has screens, as surely as toes.
The screens are more important to him I suppose.
His brain has not done so well, unfortunately,
For anything other than screens he can’t see.

Jack’s eyes just burned out, one faithful day,
Why he can still see a screen we can’t say.
But that is Jack’s fate, to be stuck with the screen,
Forever and ever, in a state like a dream.

Should your parents ask you to go out today,
Perhaps you should consider, just a short play.
In the yard you could go, get away from the screen.
For just a short while, so you can still find ice cream.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012886774
Publisher: Parcell Incorporated
Publication date: 06/24/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 12 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jack Parcell is cooler than cool. He once fought a grizzly bear that was fighting a Sasquatch on the wing of a boeing 747 in a blizzard. He wears aviator sunglasses and always listens to Tom Petty or The Heartbreakers, depending on his mood. Jack Parcell has earned 37 Nobel prizes, 16 Mr. Universe titles, 23 Pulitzers, 7 Emmy’s, 2 golden globes, and was Time Magazine’s most interesting time-traveler in 2068. He spends his free time saving the planet from the dangers of pollution and occasionally restarts the sun when it burns out. His nickname JackPack, was earned when he saved the city of New York in 3162 from the marauding packs of cyber-wolves, which of course, eat buildings.

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James234 More than 1 year ago
A great read for adults as well as older kids. I wouldn't read this to younger ones though. If you are the type of person who considers classic German fairy tales like Struwwelpeter hilarious, don't pass this up for $1. I would personally like to see illustrations included in the book in a future update, even if he raised the price $1 or 2. Though I do doubt that he has won Pulitzer prizes and Strongman competitions, and fought a bear fighting a Sasquatch on the wing of a jet i a blizzard, he is a decent writer. lol